In Ayurveda, the five elements, space, air, earth, fire, and water, are an integral part of everything in the Universe, including the human body. These elements combine to create three different Ayurveda body types called "Doshi", known as "Vata", "Pitta" and "Kapha". Each of them is a combination of two elements and they make a specific body type, so below you will find out which Ayurvedic body type are you.
Vata dosha body type
Vata dosha body type is a combination of the elements of air and ether. The main principle of the Vata dosha body type is movement. This body type is believed to be the most powerful of the three doshas, because it controls the basic functions of the body, such as how cells divide. It also controls the mind, respiration, blood flow, heart function, and excretion.
Vata dosha body type can be the cause of many diseases and disorders (as much as 80%), so that is why it is essential to keep it in good balance.
Vata person is creative, communicative, imaginative and skilled in performing multiple tasks simultaneously. They are physically less developed, with light bones. By nature, they are either very tall or short. This body type has less developed muscles, so the joints, tendons, and bone contours are prominent. Their skin is dry, rough, and cold, and their nails are pale and easily cracked.
Vata body types are very dynamic, but they also get tired faster. They are creative, imaginative, and bright, quick learners, but they also quickly forget. They like warm, sweet, sour, and salty foods and drinks.
Vata body types often have cold hands and feet and crave warmth. They get angry quickly, but they also forgive quickly. Vata dosha body types are prone to stress, anxiety, and worries which, can cause them to suffer from insomnia.
Pitta dosha body type
Pitta dosha body type is a combination of the elements of fire and water. The main characteristic is the sharpness of mind and radiant light of intellect and clear speech expression. This body type controls digestion, metabolism, and certain hormones that are related to appetite.
The Pitta person is energetic, fiery, and romantic. They are of medium height and athletically built with a wider chest and a muscular, harmonious body. Pitta dosha body types have reddish skin with a lot of moles, pimples, and freckles. Their hair is blonde or red, it thins early, turns gray and falls out. They prefer spicier foods, sweets, spicy and bitter, while drinks must be colder. Pitta people are brave, courageous, have a strong will and determination, and are jealous and competitive.
Kapha dosha body type
Kapha dosha body type is a combination of the elements of water and earth. Kapha is characterized by strength, strong tissue resistance, and strong physique. This body type controls muscle growth and development, body strength and stability, weight, and the immune system.
Kapha person has a strong build, broad chest and shoulders, large muscle mass, and heavy bones. Their skin is thicker and oily, so their joints and tendons are not so prominent. Kapha dosha body types learn more slowly but never forget, and have long-term memory.
Persons of the Kapha constitution are indifferent, do not rush, have time for everything, are persistent, sometimes too slow, but have the most energy of all dosha types.
Тhese were the simple explanations of the three Ayurvedic body types and their characteristics, so which one of these body types is your body type?